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Tuesday, May 23, 2006
The Holy Grail... ?
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves; that is the source of your problems and stress.

What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups and were eyeing each other's cup

Now if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change. Some times, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it."

So, don't let the cups drive you... enjoy the coffee instead.
posted by bobby @ 1:04 PM  
  • At 12:09 PM, Blogger MadrasManaar said…

    Class, Bobby. I have multiple herniated discs on my spine and am out of work for the last half-year. It does not look like I am going to be cured anytime soon, but I definitely will be getting back to work;
    I was, you bet, grumbling about the problems - Wishing that I can work from home and so on - inspite of the pain;
    This is an excellent one; helped me to look at life in a different light.
    Best of luck

  • At 5:34 PM, Blogger bobby said…

    Hi Madras,
    am really glad that my post have been able to help you. Do take heart and be determined. never give up hope for there will always be hope. Many people hope for the gold but often they tend to miss out the silver lining. Wish that you'll have a speedy recovery and be back in action real soon.

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